Coffee in the Morning by George Mendoza
Good morning, good God!
Were you waiting 'til Easter
to paint this corner of creation
from your springtime palate of April-May hues,
backdropped by trees budding green, brushing
up to leafy beauty lining arbored streets
and hiding deep in hidden woods?
Every day's revealing
just a little more
of what you have in store
as the season wakes,
stirs, stretches, flexes
and wraps us in your warmth...
O God, I have longed this year
for this week, these days,
coursing through me
and all around me...
I offer you my thanks
for everything springing to life
and for the promise
of warm, bright days
long enough to stay the moon
until the moon's light, too,
is a welcome end, a nightlight
for sleeping a summer's eve...
Draw me into this season of your grace,
and nurture your life rising in my heart and limbs,
my mind and soul...
Refresh and renew me, Lord, as you do your world,
and in your kindness let who I am and what I do
be a source of new life
for those whose paths cross mine
this day, this night, this week...
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